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Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:53 PM

Effort to Recall Jack Evans Fails, But Expulsion Vote Looms

Effort to Recall Jack Evans Fails, But Expulsion Vote Looms

While this is the first good news for Evans in a long time, the D.C. Council is still poised to vote to expel its longest-serving elected official. That vote could comes as early as Dec. 17. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:08 AM

DC Council Chair Urges Evans to Quit Before Expulsion Vote

The chairman of the Washington, D.C., Council has urged a member saddled with allegations of wrongdoing to resign before a formal vote to expel him from office. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:40 PM
Sharon Bulova Retires After 31 Years on Fairfax County Board

Sharon Bulova Retires After 31 Years on Fairfax County Board

For more than three decades, Sharon Bulova helped lead Fairfax County during its growth in population and diversity. Now, after a decade as Board Chair -- she’s headed into retirement. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:29 PM

In Historic Vote, DC Council Recommends Jack Evans Ouster

In a historic vote, every member of a D.C. Council committee voted Tuesday to recommend the expulsion of Council Member Jack Evans, who repeatedly has been accused of ethics violations. Read »

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Prince William Co. GOP Pushes for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Prince William Co. GOP Pushes for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Outgoing Prince William County Board Chair Corey Stewart said he will introduce a resolution on Tuesday that would declare Prince William County a "Second Amendment Sanctuary." Historically red... Watch »

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:19 AM

Longtime Maryland Lawmaker Retires, Citing Health Issues

Longtime Maryland Lawmaker Retires, Citing Health Issues

Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, 80, cited health issues in a letter announcing her retirement, effective Sunday. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Jack Evans Fights Attempt to Recall Him From Office

Jack Evans Fights Attempt to Recall Him From Office

Evans has filed a challenge to a petition calling for his recall, alleging more than a third of the collected signatures are invalid, news outlets report. Read »

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books. Read »

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Ex-Mayor's Indictment Adds to Baltimore's Corruption Woes

Ex-Mayor's Indictment Adds to Baltimore's Corruption Woes

Baltimore's ex-mayor is set to appear in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's books, newest scandal in a corruption-weary city. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Faces Fraud, Tax Charges

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Faces Fraud, Tax Charges

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been indicted in connection with a scandal over sales of her self-published children's books, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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